What about Ladybugs?

Ladybug – #ScribblePicnic – An Art Co-operative

This week’s prompt for #Scribblepicnic is ladybugs or ladybirds.

I knew I had painted ladybugs before. When checking back through my posts, Michael had given a prompt for “critters” when we did Creative Tuesdays. Here is that picture and a link to that post.

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You can see the post to Little Critters here.

And I also remember doing another ladybug picture.

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And you can find that post Be Careful How You Live  by clicking here.

I have always loved ladybugs. That is until we found them along with wasps in the springtime coming into our great room. The high windows, heat and light must attract them. The wasps are dozy and easy to swat but I don’t like killing them. I vacuum them up (which is just as bad I guess.)

5 Facts about Ladybugs:

  1. Ladybugs are not bugs but beetles.
  2. They are a red colour to protect them from animals that might harm them. They do have a toxicity but not enough to harm humans but it will taste awful.
  3. Adults have wings under the red flaps on their backs.
  4. They are used as pest control.
  5. They are not always beneficial. They also could eat your plants like beans.

I have no time this week to paint another ladybug as I will be in the midst of this year’s VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our church. Lots of fun; lots of energy needed too.

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21 thoughts on “What about Ladybugs?

  1. lorraine

    Janis, you are always a wealth of knowledge. Thanks for sharing those facts about ladybugs. I’m glad that you also shared your drawings from before. They are very wonderful.

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Mary,
      Sorry you had trouble with the comments. You should only have to enter your email and name. Thanks for compliments. I had a wonderful time last week with the kids.
      Blessings,
      Janis

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  2. michael

    Well, good job on those Janis and certainly interesting about the wasps etc! I would be terrified on one of those coming out of the vacuum cleaner later. hah. Thank you so much for your entry. Hope your VBS goes well for the kiddos adn parents and yourself too of course.

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Michael,
      VBS was fantastic. Great group of kids. We did lots of artwork. You would have been excited to see what they did. And the wasps are so dopey when they are in our house – they are easy to smack with a fly swatter. Hope Alexandra is feeling better. I am still writing comments from last week.
      Blessings
      Janis

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  3. Andrea @ From The Sol

    I never knew ladybugs would eat my beans … that’s disappointing as they have always been a welcome site in my garden. I am glad you are too busy with fun things to create more ladybugs and since this is my first visit to you, I have not seen these cuties before. Nice post …

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Andrea,
      So glad to meet you. I didn’t know they would eat my beans either. Yes I had a blast with the kids last week. But it is only now that I can start replying to the comments.
      Blessings
      Janis

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Tammie,
      I love ladybugs but I too do NOT like them in my house. But I also don’t like sucking them up in the vacuum. But I do it. Yes I like seeing them in nature for sure.
      Blessings
      Janis

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  4. Wanda

    I do remember CT and critters. I think I did several ladybugs back then too. Went a different direction this time. Both your drawings are cute.

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Wanda,
      I knew I had painted lady bugs before so did a quick search and voila – there they were. Still catching up from last week.
      Blessings
      Janis

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    1. JanisCox Post author

      Lissa,
      I have only ever seen red lady bugs – it does seem to ward off predators. Thank you. Hope your week is going well.
      Blessings,
      Janis

      Reply

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